Monday, April 27, 2020

What a wonderful saying and a true statement at that.  Honestly, life is not always a bed of roses.  We can go onto social media and see all these wonderful things happening for people and think..."Huh, I wonder why my life is not like that?"  Well, actually, your life may be just like that.  We only see a glimpse of what people want us to see on social media. If we truly open our eyes and look around there are miracles happening all around us, moment by moment. The baby that smiles at us, the bird that chirps, the ray of sunlight that glimmers through our window, and the extra dollar we find in our coat pocket.  Miracles that we notice, help to bring us happiness.  What are the little things you are thankful for?  Here are some of mine:  watching my grandson as he sleeps, finishing reading some great books during quarantine, organizing my house, the grass turning so green, my husband making me laugh, my daughters calling me to say I love you and my students succeeding despite what comes their way.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Well, this was definitely not how we thought we were going to be spending our spring and the end of the school year. We have talked all year about being resilient. This is most definitely putting our backpacks full of resiliency strategies to the test.  Although we are all in this together, we do not all have the same struggles and concerns.  I can say this has been tough for many reasons for me, but I have also looked for the positives.  I have had many alumni checking in on my family and me  and we are catching it up. They are also donating to our 24/7 food pantry! I have been able to zoom, face time and chat with many friends and family that I do not typically have the time to see and talk with.  I am working out daily and getting a ton done around the house.  I am enjoying cooking, taking pictures with my camera, reading and spending a lot of time with my husband and my grandson Brody.  I won't list all the hard things...trying to be positive.  I LOVE all the chats I have with you and I also am enjoying seeing your passion projects and our word picture message "In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Please Be Kind" come to fruition.  By the way...we received so many positive messages about that!!  You all rock. What is something that you can say you have learned through all of this about yourself as a learner and person ?
Much love <3,
Mrs. Colla

Monday, March 30, 2020

Watch this video.  Kids are amazing and do so much to brighten our days.  Please share a funny story about your child  or a child you know.

Monday, March 23, 2020

This is so funny!  Obviously not true, but funny. Taking that 30 second vacation at home to just sit and breathe is so important to be healthy.  We all have stressful moments with our children and our families.  Laughing truly helps...humor truly helps.  What is something you laughed at recently with your child?

Monday, March 9, 2020

Set yourself up for success.  What does this quote mean to you?

Monday, March 2, 2020

Believing in your child is one of the most important things you can do.  How do you show your child you believe in him or her/

Monday, February 24, 2020

Please share about what you believe love is.  I feel love is a two way street of mutual respect.  It is honesty and always having that person's best interest in mind.  It is loving that person on good and bad days.  It is trust, goal oriented and learning and growing together.  Love is fun, exciting and never ending if it is true love.